Cutting in this morning with some quick breaking news. Some reads on the subject:

Monthly alum James Fallows says this is a good pick, but not a “serious” one.

Jon Chait’s profile of Ryan looks better than ever.

Also, Ryan Lizza’s profile in the New Yorker is worth a read.

Charlie Pierce adds his two cents.

Personally, this was a bit bolder than I was expecting from Romney. Unless, of course, he was bullied into it by Grover Norquist or something. What do you think?

UPDATE: TPM has the speech livestream here.

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